Global Environmental Changes in South Asia

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  • Author : A.P. Mitra
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 356 pages
  • ISBN : 1402099134
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Global Environmental Changes in South Asia

Global Environmental Changes in South Asia
  • Author : A.P. Mitra,C. Sharma
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 05 March 2012
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The Fourth Assessment Report of IPCC having clinched in 2007 the evidence of global warming on account of anthropogenic activities, backed with scientific data gathered and analyzed globally, has made it mandatory world over to focus efforts on delineation of the anticipated adverse impacts of global warming on regional temperature and moisture regimes and the linked hydrologic, climatic and biospheric processes. First and foremost is the requirement to understand vulnerability to food and livelihood security in various ecosystems—on mainland, mid-range

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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 10 July 1997
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Most natural populations intermittently experience extremely stressful conditions. This book discusses how such conditions can cause periods of intense selection, increasing both phenotypic and genetic variation, and allowing organisms with novel characteristics to be first generated and then established in the population. The authors argue that stressful conditions can have a major impact on the environment, backing up their arguments with evidence from the fossil record. They suggest further that, as a consequence, periods of stress must be taken into

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  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 29 July 1999
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  • Author : R E Hester,R M Harrison
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release : 31 October 2007
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Few people today are unaware of the far-reaching effects of global environmental change, and it is now generally accepted that human activities are the root cause of the changes in climate. Global Environmental Change provides a balanced overview of the problems associated with global warming. Commencing with a chapter on the evidence for global warming presented by Sir John Houghton, the book then goes on to discuss the many problems associated with air pollution. Subsequent chapters cover rising sea levels,

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  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release : 27 July 2009
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 27 August 2015
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Climate change and ecological instability have the potential to disrupt human societies and their futures. Cultural, social and ethical life in all societies is directed towards a future that can never be observed, and never be directly acted upon, and yet is always interacting with us. Thinking and acting towards the future involves efforts of imagination that are linked to our sense of being in the world and the ecological pressures we experience. The three key ideas of this book –

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  • Author : David A Abbott
  • Publisher : University Press of Colorado
  • Release : 15 April 2012
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Archaeologists have long encountered evidence of natural disasters through excavation and stratigraphy. In Surviving Sudden Environmental Change, case studies examine how eight different past human communities-ranging from Arctic to equatorial regions, from tropical rainforests to desert interiors, and from deep prehistory to living memory-faced and coped with such dangers. Many disasters originate from a force of nature, such as an earthquake, cyclone, tsunami, volcanic eruption, drought, or flood. But that is only half of the story; decisions of people and

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 04 June 2009
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The year 2007 could perhaps accurately be described as the year when climate change finally received the attention that this challenge deserves globally. Much of the information and knowledge that was created in this field during the year was the result of the findings of the Fourth - sessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which were disseminated on a large scale and reported extensively by the media. This was the result not only of a heightened

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  • Author : Lindsey Gillson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 02 February 2023
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New approaches to conservation are required that aim to conserve ecological function and process, rather than attempt to protect static snapshots of biodiversity. To do this effectively, long-term information on ecosystem variability and resilience is needed. While there is a wealth of such information in palaeoecology, archaeology, and historical ecology, it remains an underused resource by conservation ecologists. In bringing together the disciplines of neo and palaeoecology and integrating them with conservation biology, this text illustrates how an understanding of

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  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release : 15 June 2000
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  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 19 November 2019
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The research studies included in this Special Issue highlight the fundamental contribution of the knowledge of environmental history to conscious and efficient environment conservation and management. The long-term perspective of the dynamics that govern the human–climate ecosystem is becoming one of the main focuses of interest in biological and earth system sciences. Multidisciplinary bio-geo-archaeo investigations into the underlying processes of human impact on the landscape are crucial to envisage possible future scenarios of biosphere responses to global warming and

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  • Author : Association of South-East Asian Studies in the United Kingdom
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 02 February 1996
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  • Publisher : Scientific Publishers
  • Release : 01 January 2013
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This book is a baseline reference for researchers, environmentalist, planners, policy makers as well as administrators who are concerned with the future of the planet Earth.